Share on QZone

UPPER MUSTANG TREKKING

Overview

UPPER MUSTANG TREKKING

 Upper Mustang trekking is popular trekking destination in Nepal .The landscape of Mustang trekking region is a barren moonscape of eroded sandstone pillars and discontinuous moraine terraces, which together present a colorful mosaic made up principally of earthen reds, yellows and brown. Mustang trekking is relatively easy trekking along the permitted route to Lo Manthang, which lies in the very heart of Mustang. The trek to Mustang is through an almost treeless barren landscape. Strong winds generally howl across the area in the afternoon, generally subsiding at night. Being in the rain shadow of the Himalaya, Mustang has much less rain then the rest of Nepal. Mustang is one of the few places in the world that has long-lived a very close-niche life and that region was, until recently, inaccessible to outsiders. This isolation helped the people of Mustang to maintain their lifestyle and heritage that remained almost unchanged for centuries. Hidden behind the majestic Himalayan ranges of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna, Mustang is filled with beautiful trekking zones, Special Trekking area and Permits are required by trekkers when they visit this region with government registered trekking company of Nepal and Only camping /tented treks are allowed into the region . Mustang trekking is one of Nepal’s most mysterious and least known kingdoms.

Upper Mustang Trekking route stays mostly on the valley floor, though it may traverse the ridge during the occasional rainy period, which raises the level of the river. The horses provide uphill assistance, but must be dismounted for descending. Without substantially high passes (nothing over 5.000 meters) this is not too physically demanding as a trek and it has the added advantage of a very long season, due to the lack of monsoon rains or high pass crossings. North of the Annapurna region in the Nepal Himalaya, the ancient and mysterious ' Kingdom of Lo ' (the proper title for Mustang) is geographically and culturally a part of Tibet. Off-limits as a trekking holiday destination until a decade ago, this isolated kingdom of Mustang prospered in the 15th Century, when its strategic location enabled it to dominate the salt trade between Tibet and Nepal. After flight from pokhara to Jomsom on the upper Kali Gandaki River between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri , our trekking holiday to Mustang allows us to explore a weird and wonderful landscape of eroded conglomerate cliffs, colored by natural earth pigments - reds, yellows, browns and blues. Trekking across passes of up to 4100m, we will also be walking through a succession of picturesque white painted Mustang villages and Tibetan monasteries, set against a backdrop of the distant snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas. We have a day to explore our ultimate destination for excursion in Lo Manthang, a fairy-tale walled city and the capital of Mustang which is quite unlike anything else in Nepal. This enlightening trekking adventure to Mustang in Nepal will surely appeal to those looking to explore a very special part of the Himalaya and finally by flight from jomsom to pokhara or continue trek to Ghorepani poon hill and ending Himalayan adventure trip at pokhara. What you have to bring with for to do trekking please Contact to Nirgin Nepal team..

Itinerary

 

Day 01 :           Arrival in KathmanduTribhuvan International Airport, representative of Virgin Nepal will met you and transfer to hotel.

 

Day 02 :           Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (915M.) which takes about seven hours, Pokhara is a beautiful city with pleasant weather. It is well renowned as a paradise for tourists. This city is full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves and temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with a vast array of beautiful mountains. This drive will take most of the morning, leaving much of the afternoon for a relaxing boat ride on Phewa Lake, shopping in the markets and shops or just relaxing with a drink on the shores of the lake. Stay overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.

 

Day 03 :           Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom (2700M.) which takes about 25 minutes and trek from Jomsom to Kagbeni (2810M.) which takes another four hours. You take the spectacular early morning flight to Jomsom. Just out of Jomsom you cross a suspension bridge and then walk along the riverbank of the Kali Gandaki. The trail is quite barren with craggy rocks and sand and is mostly flat, which makes it very easy going. It is also very picturesque, with views of big peaks all around such as Dhaulagiri, Tukuche and Nilgiri, whilst to the south can be seen the entire Annapurna Massif. Stay overnight in camps.

 

Day 04 :           Trek from Kagbeni to Chuksang (2900M.) which takes about five hours. You trek right up to the river valley, but you use a combination of the high trail and the riverbank pathways. The trail then widens significantly revealing an endless stretch of sand on the west bank of the river are some caves and Gompa Kang. Unlike most monasteries in Upper Mustang which are of the Sakyapa sect, Gompa Kang is of the Nyingmapa sect. You stop for lunch at the village of Tangbe, where you come across the first black, white and red chortens that typify Upper Mustang. The little town is a labyrinth of narrow alleys among white washed houses, fields of buck wheat and barley and apple orchards. Nilgiri Peak continues to dominate the southern skyline. Chusang village is only about a 2hrs walk beyond Tangbe at the confluence of the Narshing Khola and the Kali Gandaki. Across the river from Chusang are some spectacular red organe pipe eroded cliffs above the mouths of some inaccessible caves. Stay overnight in camps.

 

Day 05 :           Trek from Chuksang to Samar (3150M.) which takes about three and half hours. There is a distinct change here, not only in the topography, but also in the culture, lifestyle and people, and the settlements become more scattered, smaller and more basic. The people of Lo or Mustang practice agriculture. Lack of rain and fertile soil, cultivation is carried out in sheltered plots of land, covering the brown landscape with patches of green vegetation. Continuing north, you reach a huge red chunk of conglomerate that has fallen from the cliffs above, forming a tunnel through which the river flows. The trek now leaves the valley and climbs steeply up a rocky alley to the village of Chele. From Chele you climb a steep spur and then continue ascending along the side of a spectacular steep canyon to a pass. Beyond the pass you descend on a pleasant trail to Samar, situated in a grove of poplar trees. This is a major stopping place for horse and mule caravans. Stay overnight in camps.

 

Days 06 :         Trek from Samar to Geling (3510M.) which takes about five hours. You climb above Samar to a ridge and then descend into a large gorge past a chorten before entering another valley filled with juniper trees. You then cross a stream and after climbing to a pass, you descend along a ridge to Shyangmochen a tiny settlement with a few tea shops. Nearby is Rangbyung, a cave containing stalagmites which have formed in the shape of chortens. The trail climbs gently from Shyangmochen and you enter another huge valley before descending to Geling with its extensive fields of barley. Stay overnight in camps.

 

Day 07 :           Trek from Geling to Ghami (3490M.) via Ghami La (3520M) which takes about five hours. From Geling the trail climbs gently through fields, up to the center of the valley, passing above the settlement of Tama Gun and an imposing chorten. You then begin a taxing climb across the head of the valley to the Nyi La [3840m]. The descent from the pass is quite gentle and about half an hour further on we come to a trail junction; the right trail is the direct route to Charang, the left trail leads to Ghami. Ghami is a large white-washed village sheltered by overhanging cliffs. Stay overnight in camps.

 

Day 08 :           Trek fram Ghami to Tsarang (3620M.) which takes about five hours. Today's walk is through perhaps the driest part of Mustang. However, the magnificent views of the countryside, from the gentle contours of the north to the rugged mountains in the east and west, are a source of inspiration. Finally, you come to Charang, a large spread-out village at the top of the Charang Chu canyon. At the eastern end of the village are a huge dzong [fortress] and a red gompa which houses an excellent collection of statues and thangkas. Stay overnight in camps.

 

Day 09 :           Trek from Tsarang to Lo-Manthang [Mustang] (3730M.) this takes about three hours. You will spend part of the morning exploring the interesting village of Charang and its large monastery, before setting out for Lo Manthang. You climb gently above the valley to a large isolated chorten that marks the boundary between Charang and Lo. The trail then broadens and eventually you get your first view of the walled city of Lo Manthang. The city has only one entrance so you circumambulate the wall to the gate on the north east corner. Stay overnight in camps.

 

Day 10 :           Rest  & over look of  Lo-Manthang. Stay overnight in camps.

 

Day 11 :           Trek from Lo-Manthang to Ghami (3490M.) which takes about six hours. 
You continue your journey on the highland route, crossing alpine meadows before dropping down a steep eroded alley to Dhakmar for lunch. After lunch, you walk through the pretty valley, climb to a ridge and descend from there back to Ghami. We then stay overnight in camps.

 

Day 12 :           Trek from Ghami to Samar takes about six hours. Leaving Ghami you begin to follow narrow winding path until you reach Geling crossing a small stream. On the way you can enjoy good view of the Nilgiri Mountains, deserted landscapes, Tibetan style villages, farming terraces and natural vegetation. From Geling the path turns broader till Samar passing deserted landscapes, natural vegetation, plateau, Tibetan style houses, chortens, mani walls, prayer flags and observe the distinct culture of the local inhabitants. Samar is a small village with terraces, Tibetan style houses, mani walls, monastery, prayer flags and here you find people following Tibetan life styles and traditions. Stay overnight in camps.

 

Day 13 :           Trek from Samar to Kagbeni which takes about seven hours. Following a descending path you reach Chuksang crossing a suspension bridge over Kali Gandaki. You walk along the bank of Kali Gandaki with views of natural vegetation and apple orchards. Stay overnight in camps.

 

Day 14 :           Trek from Kagbeni to Jomsom (2713M.) which takes about three hours. 
Your trail passes through the bank of Kali Gandaki passing through Eklebhatti. The trail is windy in the early afternoons. Jomsom is the headquarters of Mustang. From here you can have access to the internet and banking facilities. Here you stay overnight at a hotel.

 

Day 15 :           Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara which takes about 35 minutes. The flights are available during the morning time. During flights in the morning, the sky looks very clear which gives you the chance to enjoy splendid views of different mountain peaks. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

 

Day 16         Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus that takes about six hours. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli, Dumre, Mugling and Kurintar where Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach the Manakamana Temple. En route, you could enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people engaged in their daily chores. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, gateway to the capital city of Kathmandu. You can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu which takes about 25 minutes.

 

Day 17 :                Final departure to own destination.

 

 

 

 

 

Costs

 

 

Cost Include                                                                                                                        

 

1. Necessary entry/permit fee.

2. Accommodation at Kathmandu standard tourist Hotel on BB Basis.

3. Trekking/Climbing equipment Tents, Dining tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent and Mattresses.

4. Food: Food for trekking period.

5. Necessary guide staff and assistance charge.

6. Insurance for all local staffs.

7. Necessary domestic flight ticket.

8. Necessary Land Transportation.

9. Sufficient Tea & coffee during the Trekking.

10. First Aid kit.

11. Trekking Staff: Experience Guide and staff who have been many these area.

12. Trekking food & Transport allowance for trekking assistances

 

 

 

Cost Exclude

 

1. Emergency rescue evacuation if required (VirginNepal team will give you full services but your insurance most cover it).

2. International Air fare.

3. Any kind of Alcoholic and Hard soft Drinks.

4. Personal equipment for trekking.

5. Insurance for travel to Nepal.

6. International cargo/Air mail charge.

7. Airport taxes.

8. Personal accident insurance or Helicopter rescue.

9. Any valuable equipment damage.

10. Optional - Personal security Guard.

11. Optional - Personal Medical doctor.

12. Any other additional extra package charge.

13. Tipping for your assistance.

 

 

Pictures

 尼泊尔李龙领队 图片1

尼泊尔李龙领队 15

1

Copyright ©2016 Virgin Nepal Trek & Expedition Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved
Articles View Hits
308342